SharePoint isn’t known for it visually stimulating designs lets be honest. However that is changing as Microsoft recently announced a whole host of upgrades to the platform that are aimed at dragging the look and feel of the software into the 21st century.
Described by Microsoft as “modern” experience (the old look is are now called classic!) SharePoint sites are being revamped with a new more web and mobile friendly look, that makes them look much more user friendly and appealing to there audience.
One of the new enhancements is the addition of a “Hero” web part – yes it really is called “Hero”!
This web part simply adds a layout to a SharePoint site where you can easily add visual images, text and links in a very attractive way. For the WordPress users out there you may be thing this isn’t a big deal but for those that have struggled over the years to get “classic” SharePoint to look anything more than a basic web page from the 1990s, this simple web part is huge.
The layout comes with a number of built in options that can easily be changed to allow you to get the look you require.
Hovering over the image makes the tile changes its focal point slightly to make the overall feel of the page much more dynamic.
Implementing these and other improvements to SharePoint Online will have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your Intranet and will certainly improve user adoption of the platform. You never know it might even make you a Hero!
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